Friday, October 18, 2013

Bonds vs. Bombs

Now the HRC-branded equality sign replaces the rainbow flag as the symbol of the assimilationist “LGBT” movement, and I wonder if people will start to miss the sweatshop-produced nylon rainbow flag, think about it as an emblem of a more radical past. Like how people forget that when domestic partnership entered the gay landscape, it was seen by many as the most insipid, whitewashed, straight-crazed consumer institution, and now people talk about it as something radical. This is how assimilation works: it robs us of our creative memory, makes us forget that there are other possibilities.

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